ESG Facts & Figures

We want to assess the effectiveness of our measures and projects. To measure our progress, we collect key data around business operations, societal developments and the environment. Standardised indicators on the environment, social engagement and governance & integrity (Environment, Social and Governance – ESG) in particular are increasingly in demand on capital markets. When we publish our findings, these key indicators enable financial investors (for example) to compare our sustainability performance with other companies.

If, as an analyst or investor, you have any questions, please contact us directly. Our Investor Relations Team will be happy to help.

Please note that the business areas  conventional production, global energy trade and exploration and production operations were transferred to Uniper in early 2016, and are not covered in our reporting. The key figures for previous years' values have subsequently been adjusted, due to a discontinuation of activities, and are identified with footnotes. For reasons of comparability, we have reported key figures for the past two years (2016 and 2015) this year.

DVFA/EFFAS KPIs

Since 2010, we have reported our indicators in line with standards defined by the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (German: Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalysten – DVFA) and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). These core non-financial indicators are valid across Europe and also include sector-specific criteria. 

    2016 2015
E01-01

Energy consumption within the organization (million GJ)

382 540
E02-01

Carbon emissions scope 1 (million metric tonnes)

Carbon emissions scope 2 (million metric tonnes)

Carbon emissions scope 3 (million metric tonnes)

4.6

3.4   

75.5

80.01  

3.71    

116.51

E03-01

Total carbon emissions (million metric tonnes)

Total NOₓ emissions (metric tonnes)

Total SO₂ emissions (metric tonnes)

83.4

1990.8

307.7

200.2¹

835.9²

376.4²

E04-01 Total waste (kilotonnes)³ 57.0 82.9²
E05-01 Share of total amount of waste recycled (percentages)⁴ 74.7 69.6²
E06-01 Total amount of hazardous waste (kilotonnes) 27.7 32.2²

E08-01

E08-02

 

Low and intermediate-level nuclear waste (metric tonnes)

423.8 490²
E08-03

High-level nuclear waste (metric tonnes)

20.4 105.4²
E12-05 Provisions for environmental remediation and similar obligations (€ in millions)⁵ 469 851²
E26-01

Generation portfolio (percentages)    

Wind and solar    

Natural gas/oil    

Nuclear    

Lignite and hard coal    

Hydro    

Other (incl. biomass)    

 

24.9

1.8

69.5

-

-

3.8

 

5.7

33.7

26.4

26

7.8

0.4

E28-01 Fresh water consumption (million cubic meters)     26.2 34.8²
E33-01 Share of sites with ISO 14001 certification (percentages)     95 --
S01-01

Turnover rate (percentages)6    

5.3 3.5²
S02-02 Training expenditure per employee (€)     811 1052
S03-01

Average employee age (percentages)⁶

<30

31-50

>50

 

18

55

27

 

17²

55²

28²

S08-03 Consideration of ESG performance in performance agreements     See “Good corporate governance”   
V02-01 Percentage of revenues in regions with Transparency International corruption index below 60 points 14.6 6.6²
V04-01 Total R&D expenses (€ in millions) 14 20²
V06-01 Customer satisfaction development     See „Consumer satisfaction“  
V11-02 Customers equipped with smart meters (in millions)     2.1 1.8¹
V28-04 Supply chain: Key performance narrative See „Supplier management“   
G01-01 Contributions to political parties See "Responsible lobbying"  
1) Prior-year figures have been adjusted
2) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)
3) Comprises: Radioactive, hazardous, and non-hazardous waste
4) Comprises: Recycled share of hazardous and non-hazardous waste
5) To guarantee funds for potential redevelopment and water protection measures and to the rehabilitation of contaminated sites
6) Including Board Members/Managing Directors and apprentices

ESG key figures

In the following you will find key figures on the environment, social engagement and governance & integrity (Environment, Social and Governance – ESG). Some of the figures were audited by external reviewers. They are indicated in following tables and in our Sustainability Report 2016. 

Environment

Carbon emissions

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Carbon emissions from power and heat generation (million metric tonnes) yes 1.70 77.11    
E.ON Group carbon footprint (million metric tonnes)      
Scope-1 emissions yes 4.6 80.01    
Scope-2 emissions yes 3.4 3.71   
Scope-3 emissions yes 75.5 116.51    
1) Prior-year figures have been adjusted

 

Energy

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Energy consumption within the organization (million GJ) no 382 540
Energy savings by commerce and industry (GWh) no 31.8 --

Technology and innovation

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Research and development expenses (€ in millions) yes1     14 202  
1) Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report
2) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)

Environmental managment

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Number of environment-related incidents      
3 (serious impact) no 0 01   
2 no 10 291  
1 no 119 1021  
0 (no actual damage) no 369 3041  
Number of incidents as measured on the seven-step International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) no 0 0
Provisions for environmental remediation and similar obligations (€ in millions) yes2 469 8511  
short-term yes2 23 761  
long-term yes2 446 7751  
1) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)
2) Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report

Air emissions

  Reviewed 2016
2016 2015
SO₂ emissions (metric tonnes) no 307.7 376.41
NOₓ emissions (metric tonnes) no 1,990.8 835.91
1) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)

Waste

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Non-hazardous waste (kilotonnes)      
recovered no 21.1 39.41
disposed no 7.8 10.71
Hazardous waste (kilotonnes)      
recovered no 21.5 18.21
disposed no 6.2 14.01
Radioactive waste (metric tonnes)      
Low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste no 423.8 490.01
High-level radioactive waste     no 20.4 105.41
1) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)

Water management*

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Fresh water withdrawal (million cubic metres) no 2,355.5 2,409.01
Fresh water discharge (million cubic metres) no 2,329.3 2,374.21
Fresh water consumption (million cubic metres) no 26.2 34.81
*) Figures just include non-core business activities (water balance of PreussenElektra)
1) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)

Social

Employees

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Group employees1)          yes2 43,138 43,1623
New hires (FTE) no 4,346 4,0423    
Employees with full time contracts or permanent employment contracts      
Employees with full time contracts (percentages)4     no 92 913  
Employees with permanent employment contracts (percentages)4     no 95 963
Employees with part time contracts4     yes2 3,517 3,9373
Employees with collective bargaining agreements (percentages) no 84 843
Personnel costs (€ in millions) yes2 2,839 2,9953
Average length of service (years)4     yes2 14 143
Turnover rate (percentages)4     yes2 5 43
Average age (in years)4     yes2 42 423
Apprentices-ratio in Germany (percentages) yes2 5 63
Training expenditure per employee (€) no 811 1,052
1) Excluding board members/managing directors and apprentices
2) Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report
3) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)
4) Including board members/managing directors and apprentices

Diversity

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Ratio of women among total workforce (percentages)1 yes2 32.1 323
Ratio of women among management across E.ON Group (percentages)4     yes2 19.6 18.43
Proportion of employees with severe disability in Germany (percentages)4     yes2 5.4 5.73
Number of nationalities yes2 97 963
1) Including board members/managing directors and apprentices
2) Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report
3) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)
4) Including board members/managing directors

Occupational safety

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
TRIF combined1,3 no 2.5 2.42
LTIF E.ON employees1,4 yes 1.9 1.92
LTIF contractors employees1,4 no 2.1 22
Number of fatal accidents E.ON-employees and contractors employees1 yes 4.0 22
1) Unlike from the general approach of reporting, our safety reporting includes companies in which E.ON holds less than a 50 per cent stake but over which E.ON has operational control.
2) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)
3) Total Recordable Injury Frequency – The number of work-related accidents and occupational diseases per million hours worked
4) Lost Time Injury Frequency – work-related accidents resulting in lost man hours per million hours worked

Community investments

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Total community investments (€ in millions) no 18.1 14.7
Volunteer work E.ON employees (hours) no 11,828 12,747

Governance & integrity

Operating figures

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Sales (€ in millions) yes1 38,173 42,6562
EBITDA (€ in millions) yes1 4,939 5,8442
Electricity sales (billion kWh) yes1 143.4 147.22
Gas sales (billion kWh) yes1 146.50 170.42
Net income (€ in millions) yes1 -16,007 -6,3772
1) Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report
2) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)

Customers

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
Power and gas customers (in millions) yes1 21.4 22.72
Installed smart meters in the regions (in millions) no 2.1 1.83
Length of power distribution networks (in thousand km) no 754 7552
Length of gas distribution networks (in thousand km) no 104 1052
1) Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report
2) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)
3) Prior-year figures have been adjusted

Generation

  Reviewed 2016 2016 2015
E.ON Group-owned generation renewables - accounting view (billion kWh) yes2 11.6 10.41
Proportion of renewables to total generation (percentages) no 24.9 13.8
Production capacity renewables - pro-rata view (GW) yes2 4.6 4.41
Generation portfolio (percentages)      
Wind and solar no 24.9 5.7
Natural gas/oil no 1.8 33.7
Nuclear no 69.5 26.4
Lignite and hard coal no - 26.0
Hydro no - 7.8
Other (incl. biomass) no 3.8 0.4
1) Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper)
2) Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report

Additional information about the figures – such as detailed breakdowns – can be found in our Sustainability Report 2016.